Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God.
You will always harvest what you plant.
At a young age, I understood that Jesus died on the cross to pay for my sins. When I was just six years old, I asked Him to forgive my sins and thanked him for dying for me. From then on, I was determined to live a life that would make Jesus proud to call me His child. I even told my mother that I wanted to be a missionary when I grew up.
When I started high school I began seeing kids doing all kinds of things that I knew were wrong for me, a follower of Jesus, to do. But they sure looked like they were having fun! Little by little I, too, started doing those things. And pretty soon I was living two lives: I was one person when I was at home and at church and I was someone completely different in school and with my friends.
God patiently let me live my life that way for a few years. But soon my two lives collided and everyone saw how two-faced I had become. By claiming to be a Jesus follower and still willfully doing things I knew were against Jesus, I was literally mocking God.
If we claim to be followers of Jesus, we need to constantly be checking ourselves, monitoring our own behavior, to make sure we are being the people He wants us to be, and never mocking Him.
Christa is the founder of Teen Mother Choices and Teen Mother Choices International.